Hussain Sajwani, the Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties, one the world’s premier property development corporations, is a graduate of The University of Washington, where he garnered degrees in Industrial Engineering and Economics. Mr. Sajwanin started his first major endeavor in 1982, with the creation of, what is now known as, Global Logistics Services, which provides more than 150,000 meals each day, serving markets around the world, including Africa, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Today, Mr. Sajwani has helped to grow DAMAC Properties into one of the foremost property development companies in the Middle East, helping to deliver over 17,000 homes in a number of global cities, including Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, and London. Listed as one of the most influential Arabs in the world, Hussain Sajwani recently participated in a Q & A session in which he discussed a number of things, including his daily processes, as well as the personal philosophies that have attributed to his extraordinary success throughout the course of his career.
For Hussain Sajwani, the idea to create DAMAC Properties came from his time as a youth, in which he heavily participated in his father’s import business, instilling in him the entrepreneurial spirit that has accompanied him throughout the course of his career. After graduating from The University of Washington, he would spend two years working Abu Dhabi Gas Industries’ finance department, before decided to create his own venture. On a typical day, Mr. Sajwani meets with his management team in order to ensure that he is abreast of the latest happenings within his corporation, before meeting with his various business partners in order to continue the expansion of his network. He also makes certain that he spends quality time with his family in order to maintain a sense of balance in his life. In order to bring his ideas to life, he always keeps his eyes on the future, often imagining what Dubai, and the various cities that DAMAC Properties operates in, would look like over the course of the next two decades. As a forward-thinker, he has also become really excited about the endless possibilities associated with social media.